Selecting a location to start a new flight

With Aerofly FS it is super easy to teleport to a new location and start a flight from there. You have the powerful options to start in mid-air, on approach or ready for takeoff and you can also start on the ramp before the engine start or in complete cold-and-dark configuration with engines and all systems shut down.

Select a New Location

Open the Location Menu

  • From the Aerofly FS main menu click the Location button to jump to the location menu.
  • You can zoom in and out on the map and drag the map around to select a different area.

You can also search for an airport if you click the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the screen.

  • Type your airport name, ICAO or IATA code into the search box and select the airport from the list.

Select Position In The Air

To select a start position in mid-air:

  • Click anywhere on the map but not on any airport.
  • You can also drag your aircraft on the map to move it into the air.

You can then change the altitude and heading on the right:

  • Drag the altitude slide up and down to change the desired altitude.
  • Drag the compass card to change the heading.

Ready For Takeoff

  • On the map click on an airport where you want to start at.
  • Click on the airplane symbol on the runway to select the takeoff position.

Your aircraft will be ready for takeoff, you’ll only need to apply thrust for takeoff to get going.

Final Approach

  • Click on an airport where you want to land at.
  • Click an airplane symbol on the approach to start your flight in the air, on the final approach.
  • Optionally you can select the long final approach on the right to have more time during the approach.

Your aircraft will be fully configured for landing, you just have to fly to the runway and land. You can repeat this as many times as you want to keep practicing your landing skills.

Parking Position

In Aerofly FS you can start on the ramp if you want to taxi to the runway.

  • Click a white airplane symbol on the map to select a parking position.

Your aircraft will be set ready for taxi.

Before Engine Start

After selecting a parking position you now have the option to change the aircraft state in the right hand column.

  • Click the “Ready for taxi” option to have the engines running.
  • Click on the “Before engine start” option to get an aircraft state directly before engine start. If you start with this configuration you only have to perform one or two things in the cockpit to get the engines to start.
  • Click on the “Cold and dark” option to have all aircraft systems powered off when you start the simulation. This is for experts that want to practice the full start up procedures.